As a maternal-fetal psychiatrist, I specialize in pre-conception, pregnancy and the postpartum period. I also treat women who may have suffered from infant loss, miscarriage or infertility. I strongly believe that helping the mother is the best possible treatment for the infant, and that we are working together toward a common goal.
I provide a unique approach to patient care by combining an in-depth knowledge of basic, translational and clinical research with a compassionate understanding of the needs of my patients.
I enjoy working at The Ohio State University because of the breadth and depth of my colleagues with whom I have the opportunity to develop closer relationships. I am glad to have these opportunities, as well as the ability to collaborate with many different departments and institutions.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading and being outdoors.
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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: M.D., Medicine
Media Appearances (5)
Domestic violence injuries - physical and invisible - can linger for years
The Columbus Dispatch
“These women can be more hesitant to seek help, so if they have a medical issue, they just in general aren’t taking care of themselves,” said Dr. Tamar Gur, a psychiatrist at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. “High blood pressure, diabetes can become more significant. “There is general suffering from the stress of domestic violence abuse.”...
Why some women try to get pregnant even when doctors say they shouldn’t
“I have patients who are warned not to have another child and have gone on to have other children with both positive and negative results,” says Tamar Gur, M.D., Ph.D., a women's health expert and reproductive psychiatrist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Anjali Kaimal, M.D., director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program and obstetrical director of the Multidisciplinary Fetal Care Group at Massachusetts General Hospital, says there are actually very few conditions in which women are told they shouldn’t become pregnant. “However, there are many situations in which we talk with women about the risks to their health and the health of the pregnancy based on their underlying medical conditions or the complications they have experienced in past pregnancies,” she says. Those can include type I diabetes, heart conditions, lupus, kidney disease, or a history of organ transplant, she says, but notes that the ultimate decision is “very personal.”...
Recurring miscarriages full of mysteries and obstacles
OSU Wexner Medical Center Perinatal Psychiatrist Dr. Tamar Gur said a quarter of pregnancies end in miscarriage. The risk increases the older you are. Recurring miscarriages are when they happen more than twice. "There could be a genetic abnormality or there can be an illness related to the loss of pregnancy, but most times unfortunately, we never find out why," said Dr. Gur. Dr. Gur helped Little cope with the loss and struggle of not having a satisfying answer...
Here's what you need to know about postpartum depression
Tamar Gur, M.D., Ph.D., a women's health expert and reproductive psychiatrist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, says that a big red flag is women who isolate themselves. “They don’t want to leave the house, don’t want anyone to come see them—even people they generally get along well with,” she says. Gur says women with postpartum depression often feel that they can’t enjoy anything and nothing makes them happy...
Mother helping others cope with stillbirth after suffering her own
"I was really excited to find out if I was going to be having a boy or a girl. I had a little boy at home and [dreamed] of having a girl," said Tamar Gur. It was May 2010. Tamar Gur felt as if her life was coming together. Her career was blossoming and she was about to find out the sex of her baby. "They started circling around and I immediately knew something was wrong," said Gur...
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Stress-induced changes in maternal gut could negatively impact offspring for lifeThe Ohio State University
“More and more, doctors and researchers are understanding that naturally occurring bacteria are not just a silent presence in our body, but that they contribute to our health,” said Tamar Gur, the lead researcher and assistant professor of psychiatry & behavioral health, neuroscience and obstetrics & gynecology at Ohio State. “These mice were more anxious, they spent more time in dark, closed spaces and they had a harder time learning cognitive tasks even though they were never stressed after birth.” Gur presented the study on Nov. 14 in San Diego at Neuroscience 2016, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience...